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WORLD OF PARROTS

SOUTH ELGIN, IL

Hand Raised and Trained Emotional Support Parrots
Coaching / Guiding For A Fullfilling Lifelong Relationship With Your Avian Friend

Proudly affiliated and registered with:
PIJAC – Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council

Training plans are produced and conducted by our certified avian specialist team.

ABOUT US

Here at World of Parrots our motivation is to educate the public on the wonders of becoming an avian owner, and the education it requires to thrive with their new feathered friend! We are not here to “sell” a bird, we are here to find the perfect feathered family member for each situation.

​We are proud to announce that due to high customer requests, World of Parrots will now primarily concentrate on raising, and training Emotional Support Parrots. The customer and public support to grow the business into what it is becoming is amazing. Our babies can be found all across the United States, to Alaska, and now Puerto Rico! Thank you to everyone who has continuously supported our vision!

We do acknowledge that the public will continue to be interested in our hand raised specially trained parrots for general companionship. This will be an available option if a baby is available after customers on the waiting list have been called, and have been given first option. Due to the time, and the training our trainers put into raising the specially raised parrot, the fee will not be reduced based on whether or not the parrot will be used as an Emotional Support Animal.

Our avian friends do not hatch trusting humans automatically. It takes time, patience, tactics, and much training to break through a birds trust barrier in order to help them become social, and accept humans as part of their “flock”. Using the right tactics for socialization is detrimental during the weaning process in order to give the bird a real chance at a forever family, and to reduce the chances of future rehoming. Our goal is to create a friend, a family member, and a loved one that can be included in family memories, and in your heart. With an excellent staff that supports the vision, and whom train and learn with us everyday, the store could not have been blessed with a better opportunity to show the world what birds are all about.

~World of Parrots

Monday, 10am–5pm
Tuesday, 10am–5pm
Wednesday, 10am–9pm
Thursday, 10am–5pm
Friday, 10am–5pm

Call Us: (847) 695-5624

Feel free to browse our Available Babies! Available Adult Rehomes and Rescues! Check out our home made videos! Browse our picture gallery (we LOVE to practice our photography hobby!) And subscribe to our blog!

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Currently Available for Deposit.
Babies will undergo our ESA program, and will come with a certificate of completion.

1 Rose Breasted Cockatoo Baby
$3500

4 Blue Indian Ringneck Babies
$650

4 Lutino Indian Ringneck Babies
$750

2 Blue Lacewing Indian Ringneck Babies
$750

2 High Red Yellowside Green Cheek Conure Babies
$600

All prices subject to IL State Tax.

Due to strong customer requests, we do take rescues and adult rehomes on a case by case basis. World of Parrots is honored that the public trusts our ability to rehome their feathered friends, and find great home for rescues as we know it is a very difficult decision to make. We thank our customers again for the continued support. It means more than we can ever explain.

Super sweet Jenday Conure currently being trained in our ESA program! $700

What Can An ESA Do?

Emotional support animals provide individuals with psychiatric or physical disabilities the emotional assistance needed to help them navigate challenges that have a potential to compromise their quality of life. There are currently no specialized requirements for a parrot to become an ESA. So why would you seek out a program like ours to get a specially raised parrot for psychiatric or physical disabilities you might ask?

The answer is that our trainers raise and train the parrots starting at a young age to be sensitive and tolerant to high stress situations so that there are minimal to no negative reactions when the high pressure situations arise. The parrot is also trained to recognize, and be sensitive to a human’s emotional state in order to minimize the parrot’s own emotional reciprocation of the high state of stress. Being a sensitive and tolerant ESA parrot will include, but are not limited to, the following traits:

*Being tolerant of excessive petting.
*Permitting the touching of body parts that they naturally feel protective of which includes wings, underneath wings, talons, underbelly, beak and head. (Please note that different species of birds may naturallly be less tolerant on petting than others. Feel free to ask which species might fit your needs better.)
*Being able to calmly show signs of exhaustion without having to use the aggressive measures that come naturally to them.
*Being able to handle situations where an individual might hug them against their body in a calm and effective manner.
*Having a good sense of a daily human routine, and having minimal to no reaction to everyday sounds including but not limited to vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, television, radio, children screaming – laughing, dogs barking etc…
*Being exposed and familiar with the beginning stages of flight recall training.
*Being exposed and familiar with the beginning stages stepping up, and staying only on an individuals hand and forearm.
*Being exposed to high need situations including but not limited to special needs classrooms, elderly homes, dimentia homes, veteran group programs etc.

World of Parrots employs trainers who have an extensive background working with individuals whom require special education, and have specific physical and emotional needs. This experience allows the trainers to set up real-life scenarios in which the parrot might encounter when in the company of the human. The real life scenarios range from short and intense, to long and drawn out. The process does not end at simply exposing the parrot to the real life scenario. During the exposure to the scenario the parrot’s reaction is monitored to assure the appropriate response is being triggered. Many times an appropriate reaction is the general reaction, because of the parrot’s young age. If, and when, the response is observed to be negative, the appropriate measures are taken by the trainers to ensure that the negative response is corrected. Once the trainer is finished with the training, a specific method of nurturing the parrot is utilized in order to ensure that the parrot understands that the scenarios are not an aggressive personal attack to the parrot, and therefore ensures a response that is not in the parrot’s natural flight or fight instinct.

Common Questions Related To Our Training Methods:

I have a bird that I did not get from World of Parrots. Can World of Parrots train the bird to be an emotional support parrot for a fee?2019-04-10T21:01:09+00:00

Training adult parrots, or parrots that were not raised by our company will be considered on a case by case basis. An initial consultation will be needed to get as much background information on the bird as possible, and then our experienced trainers will be able to report back on whether or not the parrot can be utilized in the way the client wishes to recieve the needed support.

Is there additional training required after the bird goes to his new home?2019-04-10T21:01:28+00:00

Additional training is a lifelong process. There are numerous activities that a family can train their parrot to do as the relationship grows. World of Parrot ensures that initial special needs cohabitation training is completed to assure a beautiful relationship between the family and the parrot. Coaching from our trainers by appointment via FaceTime, over the internet, or at home visits are available for client’s to book to ensure the upkeep of the original training methods, or for additional coaching apart from the initial training.

Can any parrot species be an emotional support parrot?2019-04-10T21:01:36+00:00

Yes, any parrot can be an emotional support parrot. Although, different species will provide different emotional needs depending on the strong characteristics of that species. Our trainers will consult with clients to assess the client’s specific needs before any recommendation.

Isn’t it dangerous to train away a parrot’s natural fight or flight instinct?2019-04-10T21:01:43+00:00

In a non-controlled environment, yes, it is dangerous to train away a parrot’s natural instinct to protect itself. Even the parrots who are hand fed and captive bred in general are being stripped from their natural feral instincts, because they are being raised in an unnatural process. That is the reason why bird breeders are urged to explain to customers to truly ensure that the environment does not allow a bird to easily escape to the wild since there is a greater percentage chance that the domesticated bird will not survive in the wild without human assistance.

At world of Parrots, we are raising and training the birds specifically for controlled environments. Additionally, the individuals who will be receiving the emotional support parrots are already in controlled environments themselves, because of the special need requirements. World of Parrots is adament in explaining that an emotional support parrot DOES NOT mean that the parrot can be left unattended with individuals with high needs. On the contrary, there will be many instances where supervision will be advised in special scenarios where an individual expresses uncontrolled physical movements, or unpredictable cognitive responses.

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language”

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language”

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Telephone: 847-695-5624
Email: worldofparrots@aol.com

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